Lake Palace Hotel - Floating Royal Palace In UdaipurLake Palace  

This royal palace was first erected by the Maharana in 1746. Built on four acres of rock in the middle of a tranquil lake, it has been used by the rich and powerful for hundreds of years. And James Bond too. Yes, this hotel was used as the location for Octopussy’s house in the classic film of the same name. Awesome.

Today, the Lake Palace is a hotel. Its Royal Butlers are actually descendants of the original butlers from the times of the Indian royal dynasty. So you get to order around your own bit of history. Weird. You can take luxurious boat trips out onto the lake, do yoga on the terrace, and relax in the stunning manicured gardens. The Spa is one of the best in India. And considering the vast majority of spa treatments originate from India – that’s saying something.

Your room is a completely unique piece of design and you can even get smoking rooms. Not that I smoke anymore, but it’s nice to see hotels still catering for those fine rebels. You will certainly want to enjoy the views over the lake from your room - I am told the sunsets are quite spectacular.

Type: Luxury   Movie   Spa
Location: Udaipur  India  South Asia
Arriving in a vintage car to Udaipur
Lake Palace Hotel on lake Pichola
Lake Palace Hotel
Lake Palace Hotel with a boat
View from the Lake Palace Hotel
Top ornaments of Lake Palace Hotel
Lake Palace Hotel garden
Lake Palace Hotel swimming pool
Lake Palace Hotel terrace at the garden
Lake Palace Hotel restaurant
Lake Palace Hotel interior design
Lake Palace Hotel antique room
Lake Palace Hotel private dining
Lake Palace Hotel room
Lake Palace Hotel suite
Lake Palace Hotel elephant room
Lake Palace Hotel high ceiling room
Lake Palace Hotel luxurious room
Lake Palace Hotel bathroom with lake view
Lake Palace Hotel top terrace
Lake Palace Hotel rooftop terrace at night with candles
Spa boat
Romantic dining on a floating platform on the lake
Boat on lake Pichola

Roger Moore (aka James Bond) and Maud Adams are in the Lake Palace Hotel in the Octopussy movie © 1983 - MGM

Roger Moore, Maud Adams in the palace

Maud Adams in the James Bond (Octopussy) movie © 1983 - MGM

Maud Adams in Octopussy

Roger Moore and the Octopussy girls © 1983 - MGM

Roger Moore and the Octopussy girls
Post Box No. 5, Lake Pichola Udaipur, 313001, India